Raiders’ last games as Oakland team

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The Raiders were commonly known as the Oakland Raiders, but since they moved in 2019, they are now known as the Las Vegas Raiders.

Yaniece Walker, Staff writer

Raiders’ fans were not happy at the end of the 2019 season when the team left the Oakland Coliseum with a 7-9 record. While the fans may have been disappointed with the season, or even with the loss in the December game to the Jacksonville Jaguars, they were notably more upset about the team changing its allegiance, and later its home field, to Las Vegas. “The team was booed off the field as they left” (Wikipedia.org).

The team, which has had three different “home” locations, including Oakland and Los Angeles, moved to Las Vegas, claiming that city on January 22, 2020, shortly before the pandemic shut down live games. It wasn’t until September 13 that the team won their first game as the Las Vegas Raiders. They faced the Carolina Panthers that day in a close match, ending 34-30 (Wikipedia.org).

It was a positive move for the team as they were able to rise up to second place in the American Football Conference (AFC) West division after years of losing seasons, although they had not won the division since 2002. They did qualify in 2016 as the wildcard team, losing that year to The Texans.

They are next scheduled to play the Seattle Seahawks on August 14, 2021. Their home stadium is now Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, where they first played on September 21, 2020 (Sky Sports.com).

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